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Re: Help with Albin Counter Gambit
Reply #1 - 01/21/13 at 14:13:25
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In my database 7.h3 and 7.b4 are almost equally popular after 6...Qd7.  Players of 7.h3 generally followed with 8.b4.  White did score slightly higher with 7.b4 and usually omitted h3 so there might be some advantage to proceeding directly with queenside expansion versus "pushing" the Black bishop back to e6 where it has play on the queenside.  But I didn't really look at any games to validate this.

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Help with Albin Counter Gambit
01/21/13 at 00:26:25
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Hello All:

After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.a3 Bg4 6.Nbd2 Black has 3 responses:
6...Qd7, 6...Qe7, 6...Nge7.
For the last two, White's move is 7.h3.
But for 6...Qd7, his response is 7.b4

Can anyone explain why this is? Thanks in advance.

Gerry
  
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